In Seattle, our diaper drive is moving full speed ahead toward a great wrap up! For our inaugural HAMO event in Seattle, we have taken a slightly different approach – which has also extended our diaper drive into June! We are supporting two great organizations, WestSide Baby in West Seattle and Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah. Both Nancy Woodland (WestSide Baby) and Helen Banks Routon (Eastside Baby Corner) have been a great help, support, and full of creative ideas in helping to make this diaper drive huge – we are shooting for 20,000 diapers!
Our first step was to encourage mini-diaper drives in our communities through our friends, schools, churches, community organizations, and local businesses with a flier on “How You Can Help.” Friends throughout the area are collecting diapers for us! Bellevue Montessori School has really supported our efforts by making the HAMO diaper drive their school-wide Spring Charity Event and has collected over 2000 diapers alone (final count still ongoing)! We cannot thank them enough!
Secondly, we held a little Mommypreneur networking event to collect diapers and door prizes for our big event on June 5. The Seattle area is teeming with Mommypreneurs who have amazing products and services for families. Our event generated not only diapers but also door prizes from Stroller Strides Seattle, ReUsies, Satch & Sol, and Lots 2 Say Baby for our events on June 5!
Finally, we’re planning our big celebration event for Saturday, June 5. Three The Little Gymlocations (Issaquah, Bellevue and West Seattle) have generously offered to host free playtime from 2-4pm for anyone donating diapers! We will have goodies from New York Cupcakes and Coffee to a Tea/Sugar Rush Bakery and door prizes galore!
After The Little Gym, our team will gather at WestSide Baby for a final count and celebration of piles of diapers for needy families! We’ll keep you posted!
Our team is still gathering diapers and door prizes! If you’re interested in contributing, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org – or join us on June 5!